Economic indicators

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18 Sep 2017

While Tasmania’s unemployment rate sits at around the national average at 5.6% the survey results have revealed that underemployment is a critical issue for many Tasmanian workers.

The importance of underemployment is being increasingly recognised as a vital part of the unemployment...

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15 Sep 2017

Twenty years on from the Asian Financial Crisis it is timely to assess how the region is placed to manage and mitigate risks of economic crisis, and to consider Australia’s role in this. This analysis frames the policy options Australia faces through imagining a potential future scenario where a...

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29 Aug 2017

This report is the result of research collaboration between NCVER and the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Bonn (Germany) and presents a conceptual framework for understanding the return on investment (ROI) equation in TVET from...

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28 Aug 2017

For a small open economy like Australia, which specialises in commodity exports, fluctuations in the terms of trade and productivity growth are the primary drivers of per capita income growth. Because the global mining sector responds to higher commodity prices by expanding capacity, the terms...

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24 Aug 2017

After half a century of almost uninterrupted economic growth, we have largely forgotten to factor in the potential impact of sustained economic weakness when analysing geopolitical risk.

Global economic growth has slowed substantially since the heady days before the financial crisis of...

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21 Aug 2017

The fast growing outer suburbs are in transition, economically as well as demographically. Their populations and their economies are becomingmore diverse. Their economic and housing role has become even more important against the backdrop of rapid economic growth of our cities, agglomeration,...

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16 Aug 2017

In 2006, Access Economics quantified the impact and estimated impact of both the financial costs and the loss of wellbeing from hearing loss in Australia in 2005. The Hearing Care Industry Association (HCIA) has commissioned Deloitte Access Economics to update this report for 2017, with the...

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Commentary

16 Aug 2017

If the seven weeks before the election on 8 June turned Britain’s political world upside down, the ten weeks since then have sent it spinning across open ground. This whole period, and especially the past three years, has shown how contingency can trump destiny — and then be interpreted as...

Briefing paper

15 Aug 2017

Conventional economic wisdom expects wage growth to respond in a certain manner to changes in other economic indicators (Table 1). Recent data indicates that wage growth is slowing despite a reasonably robust economy. This phenomenon is being observed in a number of developed countries,1 and has...

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Working paper

10 Aug 2017

Some researchers have argued that strong periods of economic growth and economic downturns have a greater impact on the economic position of the Indigenous population than the non-Indigenous population in settler societies such as Australia and New Zealand. Māori have significantly higher levels...

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02 Aug 2017

As Australia transitions to a more diversified service-based economy, tourism is becoming increasingly important, and has the potential to be Australia’s fastest growing industry. The most recent satellite accounts show that tourism Gross Domestic Product grew 7.4% in 2015–16, well ahead of the...

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Working paper

02 Aug 2017

The popular idea that the economic divide between Australia’s cities and regions is getting bigger is a misconception. Beneath the oft-told ‘tale of two Australias’ is a more nuanced story.

Income growth and employment rates are not obviously worse in regional areas. Cities and regions...

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20 Jul 2017

Universal superannuation is a vital part of a system designed to give Australians a decent standard of living in retirement. But for millions of women, superannuation is failing. In a significant research collaboration, Per Capita and the Australian Services Union have sought to lift the lid on...

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20 Jul 2017

When the organisers met with me to set the agenda for this conference session months ago, it was the first time since I have been in Chairman of the Productivity Commission – four years now - that we could not find a consensus and commit in advance to a topic that represented the outlook, the...

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Survey

Research report

19 Jul 2017

The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey, known as HILDA, is a nationally representative longitudinal study of Australian households.

It is funded by the Australian Government through the Department of...

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Discussion paper

17 Jul 2017

A new report from Hobart-based think tank, The Australia Institute Tasmania, has found that previous estimates of the impact of phasing out poker machines on employment are inconsistent with recent Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data.   

ABS data suggests gambling employment in...

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Commentary

11 Jul 2017

Neither of Australia’s two main political parties believes population is an issue worth discussion, and neither currently has a policy about it. The Greens think population is an issue, but can’t come at actually suggesting a target.

Even those who acknowledge that numbers are relevant...

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Research report

06 Jul 2017

This paper, a companion to the Monthly Statistical Bulletin published by the Parliamentary Library, provides tables and charts for a broad range of social, demographic and economic indicators across all Australian states and territories, and compares these with Australian averages. 

Each...

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05 Jul 2017

The 2017–18 Budget papers include projections of the underlying cash balance, net debt and net financial worth to 2027–28 but do not include projections of receipts and payments beyond the forward estimates period ending 2020–21.

In this report the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO)...

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04 Jul 2017

The Independent Brewers Association (IBA) has engaged Essential Economics Pty Ltd to prepare a national economic evaluation of the sector.

The IBA is a national body, which represents the Australian independent brewing industry. An Independent Brewer produces less than 40 million litres...

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